P3/4 Class Talk Homework Project

Title: My Polar Animal

Pupils have been given a project to prepare and give a short 5 minute talk about a polar animal of their choice. Some ideas might be polar bears, penguins, whales or seals. You can use the internet or books to find out facts or pictures/drawings about your animal. You can decide how you would like to present the talk ie PowerPoint (saved on GLOW or pendrive), poster, photographs, bringing in items.

Children should practise their talk at home in order to be able to fluently talk to the class, they might want to use notes on paper to help them remember their talk.

Talks should be ready to be heard for Monday 4th November

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for spelling this week is common and tricky words. This week’s words are:

Blue Group

pattern, strength, beginning, diary, health, peaceful, success, believe, difference, height, people, surely, beneath, different, imaginary

Green Group

Catrine, Auchinleck, Mauchline, Kilmarnock, Ayr, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ayrshire, Scots, capital, village, town, city, castle, here

Primary 3/4 Harvest Hush In

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“In Primary 3/4 everyone was doing the sponsored hush-in and we were colouring in or reading books.  We needed to be quiet for 45 minutes.” by Georgia.

“I think it was hard because you needed to be quiet and we did pictures.  They were fun” by Lee.

“We wanted to do it for an hour” by Alicia.

“I had fun when I was doing it.  I did my colouring sheet” by Elle.

“It was fun because we got to colour in.  But it was hard and a little fun because we done it for 45 minutes” by Ryan.

“I liked that we got to read our books and colour but it was too long” by Lexi.

“I thought that we had a good time because we got to colour and read books as well” by Josh L.

“I thought that it was very good because we could write notes to each other to say hi” by Orren.

“It was really hard because everyone was quiet but everyone did well” by Ewan.

Harvest Service

We will celebrate our Harvest Service on Wednesday 9 October at 9.30 a.m. within the school. We look forward to seeing you. Donations of tins/biscuits/dried foods etc. will be gratefully received and then donated to a local food bank.

Thank you for your continued support.

Primary 7 – Maths Week Scotland

To celebrate Maths Week Scotland, Primary 7 pupils were working with Mrs Kerr from Auckinleck Academy today. The pupils were learning about spirolaterals, which are mathematical pictures based on numbers sequences and patterns. The class found this really interesting and enjoyed exploring and creating their own spirolaterals!

Sportshall Athletics

Well done to all of the Primary 6 and 7 pupils who represented Catrine Primary at the Sportshall Athletics today. The pupils competed in track and field events and faced tough competition from Logan, New Cumnock and Park School. Catrine finished in 3rd place overall.  All pupils worked extremely hard and were a credit to the school, great work Team Catrine!

Sportshall Athletics

Some Primary 6 and 7 pupils will be representing Catrine Primary at the Sportshall Athletics on Monday 30th September. All pupils should ensure that they return their permission forms on Monday morning if they have not already done so. Pupils should come to school wearing sporty clothes and should bring a drink and snack with them. Go Team Catrine!

Primary 7 Volcanoes

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Primary 7 have been learning about volcanoes as part of their Planet Earth topic. This week the class made their own volcanoes by mixing vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to create a chemical reaction. The chemical reaction produces a gas which forces the mixture to erupt like a volcano. It was great fun to watch!

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for P7 spelling words this week is prefixes. This week’s words are:

  1. afloat
  2. alive
  3. asleep
  4. ashore
  5. antifreeze
  6. antibiotic
  7. antiseptic
  8. anticlockwise
  9. autograph
  10. automatic
  11. autopilot
  12. autobiography
  13. bicycle
  14. bisect
  15. biannual

Children can practise their spelling words in any way they wish. Due to the holiday weekend, jotters should be brought in to school next Friday 27th September to complete their spelling test.

Primary 7 Homework

This week’s spelling words for P7 are:

  1. outrageous
  2. stationary
  3. awful
  4. development
  5. guard
  6. parallel
  7. straight
  8. beautiful
  9. dialogue
  10. guess
  11. participation
  12. strategy
  13. becoming
  14. diamond
  15. happened                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Children can practise their spelling words in any way they wish, and may want to use some of the fun spelling activities that are on Glow. There will be a spelling test in class on a Friday morning and this will be completed at the back of  homework jotters so that results can be shared at home. Please remember to bring spelling jotters in to school on a Friday.

The children have also been given reading tasks to complete as homework this term using a text of their choice. They should complete 3 tasks from the menu, which should be completed by Friday 11th October.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Thanks

Mrs McKenna

First Week in Primary 7

Primary 7 had a very busy first week back at school. The class have been continuing their work on improving the school grounds and outdoor learning by digging up vegetables that had been growing in the garden over the summer holidays. The pupils planted seeds as part of their Big Sleepover in June and were amazed to see what had grown! There were potatoes, carrots, peas, beetroot and swedes. The class then worked together to make some delicious soup using the vegetables they had grown. It was a good start to the first week in Primary 7.

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Primary 7 Outdoor Learning

As part of their continued work on improving school grounds and outdoor learning, Primary 7 will be involved in working in the school garden tomorrow. All pupils should come to school wearing suitable clothing for the weather – warm jacket, trousers/trackies, wellies/boots. Basically clothes that can get dirty! Pupils should also bring a change of clothing that they can change into when they come back into class.

Primary 7 – Remembrance Garden

As part of their World War 1 topic, Primary 7 created a Remembrance Garden in the school grounds and scattered poppy seeds. Poppies have now started to grow in the garden, and are a symbol of remembrance of the First World War.

Primary 7 Read, Write, Count Moving Up Kits

Primary 7 were delighted to receive their Read, Write, Count Moving Up Kits yesterday from the Scottish Book Trust and Scottish Government. The kits were gifted to the pupils to help with their transition to secondary school and included items to help with their learning. Included in the kits were: a water bottle, a USB stick, a journal, a scientific calculator, a pocket dictionary, a stationery set and a booklet to share with adults at home. These will come in very useful when the pupils move to the academy in August.